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2013 - Water Security and the Global Water Agenda

Policy and Analytical Briefs
This analytical brief proposes a working definition of water security developed from contributions made by the broad range of organizations, agencies, programmes and institutions that form UN-Water. It is intended...
  

2013 - UN-Water Analytical Brief Water Security and the Global Water Agenda - 4-page Summary for Decision Makers

Policy and Analytical Briefs
The Analytical Brief Water Security and the Global Water Agenda proposes a working definition of water security developed from contributions made by the broad range of organizations, agencies, programmes and...
  

2013 - UN-Water Country Briefs

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The UN-Water Country Briefs present in a visual way the critical importance of water investments for human and economic development, with the intention to foster stronger interventions on water-related issues...
  

2013 - Transboundary Waters factsheet

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There are 276 transboundary river basins in the world (64 transboundary river basins in Africa, 60 in Asia, 68 in Europe, 46 in North America and 38 in South America)...
  

2013 - Water for Food factsheet

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70% of the global water withdrawals go to agriculture. The world population is expected to rise from 7 billion people today to 9 billion in 2050, leading to a 60%...
  

2013 - Water and Disasters factsheet

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During the period 2000 to 2006, a total of 2,163 water-related disasters were reported globally in the Emergency Disasters Database, killing more than 290,000 people, affecting more than 1.5 billion,...
  

2013 - Water Scarcity factsheet

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By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could live under water stress conditions.
  

2013 - Water and Gender factsheet

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Water scarcity has detrimental impacts on women and girls. Indeed, water is central to the full range of domestic 'unpaid' activities, which many cultures still view traditionally as "women domain":...
  

2013 - Water and Biodiversity factsheet

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To coincide with the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation, the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May this year address "Water and Biodiversity". This fact sheet looks both...
  

2013 - Water and Climate Change factsheet

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There is evidence that the global climate is changing, and water is the primary medium through which climate change impacts the earth's ecosystem and people.
  
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